Future Cars Could Be Coated In Batteries

Future Cars Could Be Coated In Batteries

Volvo is developing a new battery material that could also be used as the body of the car.

Naresh Kumar
  • 30 september 2010

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Swedish car manufacturer Volvo and the Imperial College are working on creating cars with batteries built into the body of the car itself. By doing this, Volvo says, it will be able to reduce the vehicle’s weight by at least 15 percent. The new body material is created from carbon fibers and polymer resins, can be molded into various shapes and can both store and charge energy much quicker than conventional batteries used in hybrid vehicles.

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